U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) will go “In Your Shoes” on Monday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. in Hayward to take part in the launch of Let’s Do Lunch Hayward…and Breakfast Too.
The program, which is funded by the USDA’s Seamless Summer Feeding program and run by a coalition of local organizations, ensures that no child in Hayward goes without a meal while school is not in session.
Swalwell will be preparing bagged lunches at Hayward High School and then will distribute the lunches to children at Longwood Elementary School in Hayward.
“For too many children, the end of the school year marks the end of an important constant – daily meals. Just because school is out does not mean any child should have to go hungry,” saidSwalwell. “Programs like Let’s Do Lunch Hayward…and Breakfast Too are crucial to ensuring our children get the food and nutrition they need to be healthy and active regardless of financial circumstance.”
Approximately 15,000 children in Hayward receive two of their three daily meals at school. Since its inception in 2011, the summer breakfast and lunch program has served over 400,000 meals.
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—Submitted by the Office of Congressman Eric Swalwell